Aaron Lin is a first year graduate student studying Security Policy at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His concentrations will be in East Asian Regional Security and Defense Analysis. Aaron’s educational background actually began in the sciences, specifically in biology and medicine. He started his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In his first two years a college, history and political science were simply interesting hobbies to Aaron. But at the end of his sophomore year, he decided to turn those hobbies into his majors. Since the switch, he has done extensive historical research ranging from American foreign policy to the development of the torpedo in the US Navy. He has also had the privilege of living and studying in China for several months. Recently, he started a new position as an Advanced Research Intern at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, studying emerging terror threats.